Movie Review: The Social Network…an entertainer and an inspiration
There are movies that entertain and there are movies that motivate you to go out there and follow what you believe in. The Social Network does both! Known as ‘The Facebook Movie’, The Social Network manages to keep you engrossed for each and every minute of its two hour run time and more importantly, leaves you thinking that is there any idea you buried inside you? Get it out and got for it, it might just be the next best thing!
Well, we all know the story of the movie – it is basically how a group of people come together and create what we know as the largest social networking website today – FACEBOOK. The good part is that the story is narrated in a manner where you don’t feel you already know it, it keeps you guessing how the website moved next?, what happened amongst friends? and more….
The movie is full of some spectacular performances especially the two leads– Jessie Eisenberg, who portrays the role of Mark Zuckerberg to perfection and Andrew Garfield, who plays the role of Eduardo Saverin, the co-founder of Facebook. Justin Timberlake does really well as Sean Parker, the founder of Napster and the person who helps Zuckerberg transform Facebook into the juggernaut that it is today!
A special word for the director David Fincher, the man who has given us movies like Se7en, Fight Club, Zodiac, and the Oscar-nominated Curious Case of Benjamin Button – well done Mr Fincher! The director, known to be a perfectionist gives us a show, where even thought we know the story; one is still left thinking on what would happen next.
Final word, The Social Network is a definitely a must watch for various reasons – firstly, it is an entertaining and an engrossing affair and secondly, it is a motivation as well as an eye opener for all those who think of making it big someday. Just like a line from the movie poster said – you don’t get to making 500 million friends without making a few enemies!
Overall Rating – 4.5/5…miss it at your own risk!
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